Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fantasy Golf: Waste Management Preview

The Waste Management Favorites
A big hint for this week's one and done pick.

1. Bubba Watson - 14/1
2. Jordan Spieth - 16/1
3. Tiger Woods - 20/1
4. Phil Mickelson - 20/1
5. Matt Kuchar - 20/1
6. Rickie Fowler - 20/1
7. Hideki Matsuyama - 22/1
8. Patrick Reed - 25/1
9. Bill Haas - 28/1
10. Ryan Palmer - 33/1

The Waste Management Top Five

1. Bubba Watson
2. Jordan Spieth
3. Phil Mickelson
4. Hunter Mahan
5. Brendan Steele

One and Done Pick: Hunter Mahan

It would be hard to describe last week's FGR effort as anything other than an abject failure. I completely reached for my one and done pick with Russell Knox and came-up with a missed cut and a handful of air. Other than having Charley Hoffman and his T2nd in the Top Five, the picks were weak and, if you had the misfortune of using my Golf Channel fantasy league advice, you pocketed a whopping $12,882 on Charles Howell, III's tie for 56th along with missed cuts by Knox, Zach Johnson and some guy named Max Homa (note to self: don't pick guys who sound more like jazz drummers than golfers).

So this week we're going mostly chalk with a little Brendan Steele mixed-in because he's playing well and he kicks ass in Phoenix. I originally had him as my one and done pick but I just spent last week punishing myself for picking a lower tier guy on a hunch and, if I'm going to ruin this week's viewing experience, it will be with a player who at least has some pedigree. Not to mention, the Mahans are expecting again so if you're going to use Hunter, do it now before baby #2 comes along and Kandi starts saying things like, "Oh, you're going to play golf again? Fine. Whatever."

Last Week's Report Card: C-
OK, I'm running out of ways to
depict my disastrous start.

1. Russell Knox - M/C

2. Ryan Palmer - T10th
3. Charley Hoffman - T2nd
4. Keegan Bradley - T48th
5. Zach Johnson - M/C

One and Done Picks to Date

Hyundai: Kevin Streelman - $70,667
Sony: Chris Kirk - $42,280
Humana: Russell Knox - M/C

Pathetic Season Total - $112,947


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